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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness
Posted on July 29, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for […]

The LHC takes a break before heading to new heights
Posted on July 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been on Olympic form recently. In just two months, the […]

Knots in chaotic waves
Posted on July 29, 2016 at 11:54 am

New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex […]

Scientists unveil fundamental properties of spin Seebeck effect
Posted on July 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Thermoelectric effects are a fundamental building block for the conception and development of new […]